(USA) A group of Arizona police officers were reportedly asked to move or leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer felt uncomfortable.
According to a post from the Tempe Officers Association, six Tempe Police Department officers were drinking coffee before their shift when a barista told them a customer “did not feel safe” by their presence.
The barista allegedly asked the officers to move out of the customer’s line of sight or to leave, the tweet states.
“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019,” the organization wrote. “We know this is not a national policy at Starbucks Corporate and we look forward to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue.”
Starbucks has issued a formal apology to an Arizona police force after six officers were kicked out of a Tempe coffee shop on Independence Day, an eviction that triggered a social media firestorm as #DumpStarbucks trended on Twitter.[insert page=’per-google-the-most-searched-dem-2020-candidate-after-the-debate-is-not-who-youd-expect’ display=’title’] [insert page=’per-google-the-most-searched-dem-2020-candidate-after-the-debate-is-not-who-youd-expect’ display=’content’]